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The DOT is cracking down on emotional support animals on airplanes and will only allow trained dogs to fly

A service animal onboard a United Airlines plane. AP Photo/Julio Cortez The US Department of Transportation no longer classifies an emotional support animal as a service animal.  Airlines can further crackdown on the practice of classifying a pet as an emotional support animal and charge passengers seeking to bring animals onboard. Bonafide service animals will still be allowed to fly and the new rule takes effect in 2021.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US Departm...
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How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner being loaded with cargo. United Airlines United Airlines flew the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Pfizer vaccine is uniquely difficult to transport as it has strict below-freezing temperature requirements that require the use of dry ice, a dangerous good to transport in the aviation industry. United and the Federal Aviation Administration worked to alleviate the dry ice restrictions ...
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The 10 Most Memorable Thanksgiving Feasts in Film

Most Memorable Thanksgiving Feasts in Film ComingSoon.net has determined some of the memorable Thanksgiving feasts in cinematic history. Check out our picks below! Every Thanksgiving dinner is unique to the people and places hosting it. In the Midwest, they eat green bean casserole, cranberry relish in the Northeast, and fried turkey in Texas. The characters in movies have just as much effect on the circumstances of the feast as we do. Many scenes in cinema have been dedicated to the aforeme...
Tags: New York, Texas, Movies, Thanksgiving, Planes, Spider-Man, Turkey, Chicago, Katie Holmes, Norman, Ang Lee, Baltimore, Judd Apatow, The Blind Side, Michael, Midwest


Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about safety

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
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Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about the safety of the plane

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
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Here's everything you need to know and check before returning to the skies this holiday season

Travelers taking to the skies this holiday season will be greeted by an entirely new travel experience, one unlike anything seen before the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Flyers returning to the skies for the upcoming holiday season will be met with an entirely new travel experience. Health and safety is the new priority with revamped procedures at nearly every airport and on every airline. Airline schedules are constantly changing but travelers ca...
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Frontier Airlines is launching 19 new routes and expanding to 3 new cities in 2021 with a new shortest route at 171 nautical miles — here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is planning massive growth in 2021 with 19 new routes and entry into three new cities. The bi-coastal expansion will focus primarily on California and Florida but cities across the US will see increased service.  In the Caribbean, Frontier is taking the fight to Spirit Airlines with increased service to the Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fronti...
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Frontier Airlines is launching 19 new routes and expanding to 3 new cities in 2021 with a new shortest route at 167 nautical miles — here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is planning massive growth in 2021 with 19 new routes and entry into three new cities. The bi-coastal expansion will focus primarily on California and Florida but cities across the US will see increased service.  In the Caribbean, Frontier is taking the fight to Spirit Airlines with increased service to the Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fronti...
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How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled or there is a schedule change, so flyers should be strategic when they cancel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
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I know this may come as a shock, but...

 ...one of the guys who featured in this video... ...has died of natural causes, assuming you consider gravity a natural cause. . [Author: Tam]
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VistaJet is about to take delivery of its first charter-ready Bombardier Global 7500, a $70 million ultra-long-range private jet that can fly 7,700 nautical miles — see inside

A VistaJet Bombardier Global 7500. VistaJet Private aviation firm VistaJet will welcome another Bombardier Global 7500 to its fleet in January that will be available for charter after its first model was scooped up by a single client. The Global 7500 has the longest range of any aircraft in its class, and is able to fly up to 7,700 nautical miles in a single flight.  The 14-passenger configuration allows for four living spaces, including a private bedroom and office.  Visit Business Inside...
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Southwest just announced 12 new routes to leisure destinations like Hawaii and Mexico as it prepares to fly the Boeing 737 Max again — here's the full list

Southwest Airlines will launch 12 new routes in 2021. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Southwest Airlines is expanding with 12 new leisure routes across the United States and Mexico.  Savannah, Georgia and Sarasota, Florida are the focus of the expansion, with nine new routes to those cities. Hawaii and Mexico will see three new routes as Americans seek vacations in tropical locales. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is continuing a nationwide expansion...
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Singapore Airlines is betting on the US with new routes despite a COVID surge — here's why the airline is expanding now

Singapore Airlines is growing its US presence following eight months of only serving Los Angeles. Phuong D. Nguyen/Shutterstock.com Singapore Airlines is growing its US route network with increased flights to the West Coast starting next month.  New three-times-weekly flights to San Francisco will start in mid-December while Los Angeles will soon see five weekly flights. The airline's head of Americas Joey Seow told Business Insider that vaccine news from Pfizer and Moderna is a good sign ...
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How to change or cancel flights as the pandemic and travel restrictions cripple the airline industry's nascent recovery

Airline passengers reconsidering their holiday plans can take advantage of new policies offered by most major airlines. MARTIN SYLVEST/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Getty A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


Inside the COVID-19 vaccine airlift: How cargo carriers plan to distribute the world's soon-to-be most valuable drugs to market

Cargo planes will be crucial is getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the furthest reaches of the world in the shortest time. Oed/ullstein bild/Getty Air cargo carriers are gearing up to transport a vaccine for the novel coronavirus if one is approved, in the second COVID-19 airlift of 2020. Each vaccine comes with its own requirements for shipping, with Pfizer's being among the most challenging as it requires storage temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting a problem for aircraft. Vacci...
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I'm a flight instructor in Las Vegas, where clients rent private planes for up to $1,000 an hour. Business is booming as people are coming out of the woodwork wanting to learn to fly.

Carl May has been a pilot and flight instructor for nearly two decades. Carl May Carl May is a 38-year-old flight instructor and director of flight operations for All In Aviation in Las Vegas. He's been teaching and flying planes around the US for 17 years. Despite the ongoing pandemic, business for All In Aviation has boomed this year, and May has nearly doubled his staff of flight instructors since April. He typically sees several clients a day for three- to four-hour flight lessons on p...
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Private jet firm XO just added 15 aircraft to its fleet in a major fleet expansion that will help corner the new market of first-time private jet flyers

XO is expanding its fleet to 58 aircraft with the addition of 15 light jets. Perry Correll/Shutterstock.com Private aviation firm XO just added 15 Cessna Citation Ultra jets to its fleet, growing to 58 aircraft in total. It's the first light jet to be flown by XO, offering a greater variety to new and existing members over the traditional super-midsize and long-range aircraft operated by the firm. Thomas Flohr, the CEO of XO's parent company, Vista Global, told Business Insider that member...
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Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of November 5

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of November 5 Welcome back to another edition of Watched at Home, folks (via The Digital Entertainment Group)! This week saw the decline of Halloween flicks and the rise of holiday fare as couch potatoes all over prepare for the Christmas season. And why not? There are a billion Christmas flicks out there and some pretty good Thanksgiving entries as well. Though, if Planes, Trains and Automobiles doesn’t make the Top 20 at some point, we’l...
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Here's how to book holiday travel with no risk of losing money and a full refund if you have to cancel

Travelers should book with caution this holiday season as there are still so many unknowns about the pandemic. Shutterstock.com Travelers are preparing to take to the skies this holiday season should book their flights carefully to avoid losing money if the pandemic worsens.  Airlines are waiving change and cancellation fees but that doesn't mean a refund if you have to cancel. Using airline points and miles or travel credits can help ensure maximum flexibility and help get the best deal. ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Planes, Christmas, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Caribbean, United Airlines, Holiday Travel, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines


Orlando just unveiled plans for the first US flying taxi airport. Passengers will be able to book the vehicles via an app and zoom over the highway at 186 mph — take a look.

Lilium and Lake Nona Plans for the first US high-speed flying-taxi network were unveiled Wednesday. The proposed "Lake Nona Vertiport" in Orlando will let passengers skip Florida's highways and travel in one of German manufacturer Lilium's 186 mph jets. Passengers will be able to book the electric-powered jets, which are still in development, via an app, similar to Uber and Lyft. The City Council granted Lilium a tax break of more than $800,000 over nine years, and the whole project will ...
Tags: Transportation, Business, Florida, Germany, Planes, Cars, US, Trends, Ceo, Munich, New York Times, Transport, Aviation, Aeroplane, City Council, Flying Cars


United is bringing back its ultra-premium West Coast flights to JFK in 2021 complete with lie-flat seats to entice business travelers to return to the skies

A United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER. Lukas Wunderlich/Shutterstock.com United Airlines is resuming premium flights from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in February 2021. Los Angeles and San Francisco will see up to two daily flights each using specially-configured Boeing 767-300ER. The service is geared towards premium travelers with 46 lie-flat business class seats, 22 premium economy recliner seats, and 43 Economy Plus extra legroom seats. Visit Business Insider's homepag...
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Trump is selling his iconic $7 million helicopter that was a frequent guest on 'The Apprentice' and the campaign trail — see inside

Donald Trump's personal Sikorsky S-76 helicopter. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty President Donald Trump's personal Sikorsky S-76 VIP helicopter is currently for sale. The $7 million helicopter was acquired by Trump in 2010 and its cabin outfitted by designer Eric Roth, according to CNBC.  It was a frequent sight on "The Apprentice" and on the campaign trail from 2015 to 2016 before Trump became president. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can now buy President Donald Trump...
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Southwest is reportedly looking to acquire up to 30 Boeing 737 Max jets even though travelers say they don't want to fly on the troubled plane

Grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. belonging to Southwest Airlines. Reuters Southwest Airlines is in talks with Boeing to purchase more 737 Max aircraft, Bloomberg is reporting.  The low-cost airline is reportedly looking at aircraft that have been built but not delivered due to order cancellations, known as "white tail" aircraft. The ill-fated aircraft has been grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is...
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Southwest is reportedly looking to acquire up to 30 Boeing 737 Max jets even though many travelers say they don't want to fly on the troubled plane

Grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. belonging to Southwest Airlines. Reuters Southwest Airlines is in talks with Boeing to purchase more 737 Max aircraft, Bloomberg is reporting.  The low-cost airline is reportedly looking at aircraft that have been built but not delivered due to order cancellations, known as "white tail" aircraft. The ill-fated aircraft has been grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Miami, Aviation, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines


How to use travel credits when booking a flight on all 11 major US airlines

The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to use credits issued by airlines for canceled flights. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The upcoming holiday travel season is the perfect time to offload travel credit from flights canceled during the pandemic.  Travel credit is often issued in lieu of a refund so an airline can keep the cash paid for the original flight. Each airline is different in how flyers can use credit and this step-by-step guide for all 11 major US airlines explains h...
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New American Airlines Wheelchair Policy Strands Passengers Relying on Mobility Devices

A change to the wheelchair policy at American Airlines has quietly flown under the radar for months. The revised guidelines put weight restrictions on electric wheelchairs for certain flights that were previously capable of transporting the same mobility devices. The move appears to be a cost-cutting measure that…Read more...
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A private jet company is offering $28,000 'weddings in the sky' as charter firms try to offset the loss of business travel

A Bombardier Challenger 850 private jet. Vladislav Sinelnikov/Shutterstock.com Private aircraft charter company Air Charter Service is offering a "Wedding in the Sky" experience for couples looking to tie the knot in the sky during the pandemic.  Starting at $18,000, the soon-to-be newlyweds can take flight for two hours in aircraft ranging from a 16-seat heavy jet to a six-seat light jet.  An unofficial officiant is also provided; though, the couple will have had to officially exchange th...
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Israeli airlines are rushing to launch flights to Dubai by the end of the year as demand reportedly spikes

Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be connected by three Israeli airlines by 2021. KARIM SAHIB/AFP./Getty Three Israeli airlines are launching flights to the United Arab Emirates before the end of the year.  Airlines are reporting high demand that's encouraging a sooner than planned launch date for some flights. The first air link comes less than six months following a US-brokered peace deal that normalized relations between the UAE and Israel. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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Another airline is retiring the world's largest passenger plane after just under 3 years of service as the pandemic keeps long-haul flyers grounded. See inside Hi Fly's Airbus A380.

A Hi Fly Airbus A380. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly will be retiring its largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, after nearly three years of service. Hi Fly operates the only secondhand A380 which it uses for recovery, repatriation, and medical supply flights under its wet-lease and charter purview. The passenger cabin of the massive Airbus A380 had been hollowed out so the jet can carry more medical cargo to assist in humanitarian efforts related to COV...
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The wealthy are rushing home by private jet to vote in swing states as absentee ballots don't cut it for some

A Hawker 800 jet departing from Farnborough Airport. aviation-images.com/Universal Images Group/Getty Forget the absentee ballot: some wealthy voters are chartering private flights to get to the polls on Election Day. Private jet charter company evoJets told Business Insider that at least four customers have booked flights specifically to vote, and all of those are headed to swing states. New York City-based helicopter firm Blade says more flyers than usual made their way to the Hamptons, ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Texas, Air Travel, Colorado, California, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Wealth, Vote, Flying, Pennsylvania, US Postal Service